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Nigeria lures mining investors

Nigeria is trying to redevelop a long-forgotten mining sector, in a bid to diversify its heavily oil dependent economy

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Re-thinking growth

“Stakeholders can work together in partnerships towards sustainable long-term solutions.”

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JP Morgan backs the Gates Foundation health fund

A new health investment fund could unlock vital finance for medical trials for diseases affecting the world's poor

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Regulating Africa's timber sector

Africa’s timber resources have long drawn interest from investors worldwide. New regulations in the EU promise to tackle its darker side

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Westgate crisis raises new challenges for Kenyan ICC trials

William Ruto is excused from trial as tensions between the court and African nations mount

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It is time for a learning revolution in Africa

Better education, of which literacy and numeracy are the bedrock, will be fundamental to sustaining growth and prosperity across Africa

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Westgate massacre points to ongoing Kenya security issues

An al-Shabaab attack on a upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi highlights security and crisis response failings, but will carry limited long-term economic impacts for east Africa’s biggest economy

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As Fed stalls tapering IFC launches Zambia bond

Good timing from the supranational, which today issued the first note by a foreign organisation in Zambia’s domestic market

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Controversial South Africa mining bill open to renegotiation

Government to continue negotiations over mining amendment bill, currently before parliament

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Justice in the Niger Delta: Reaching for foreign courts

Victims of oil pollution in the Niger Delta look to European and US courts for justice.

Investing in frontier Africa

Investors are flocking to Africa's large and established economies. But the opportunities go much further. This is Africa speaks to Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa, to discuss his experience launching an agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.

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